What does standing mean?

Definitions for standing
ˈstæn dɪŋstand·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. standingnoun

    social or financial or professional status or reputation

    "of equal standing"; "a member in good standing"

  2. standingnoun

    an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event

  3. standingadjective

    the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position

  4. standing(a)adjective

    having a supporting base

    "a standing lamp"

  5. standing(a)adjective

    not created for a particular occasion

    "a standing committee"

  6. standing(a)adjective

    (of fluids) not moving or flowing

    "mosquitoes breed in standing water"

  7. standing(a)adjective

    executed in or initiated from a standing position

    "race from a standing start"; "a standing jump"; "a standing ovation"

  8. standingadjective

    (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs

    "standing room only"

  9. standingadjective


    "a standing army"


  1. standingnoun

    Position or reputation in society or a profession: "He does not have much of a standing as a chemist".

  2. standingnoun


    a member of long standing

  3. standingnoun

    The act of a person who stands, or a place where someone stands.

  4. standingnoun

    The position of a team in a league or of a player in a list: "After their last win, their standing went up three places".

  5. standingnoun

    room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles

  6. standingnoun

    The right of a party to bring a legal action, based on the relationship between that party and the matter to which the action relates.

    He may be insulting, a miserable rotter and a fool, but unless he slanders or libels you, or damages your property, you do not have standing to sue him.

  7. standingverb

    ; in the process of coming to an upright position.

  8. standingadjective

    Erect, not cut down.

    So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline? - 1991, Robert DeNiro (actor), Backdraft

  9. standingadjective

    Performed from an erect position.

    standing ovation

  10. standingadjective

    Remaining in force or status.

  11. standingadjective

    Stagnant; not moving or flowing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Standing

    of Stand

  2. Standingadjective

    remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn

  3. Standingadjective

    not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water

  4. Standingadjective

    not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color

  5. Standingadjective

    established by law, custom, or the like; settled; continually existing; permanent; not temporary; as, a standing army; legislative bodies have standing rules of proceeding and standing committees

  6. Standingadjective

    not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed (distinguished from a trundle-bed)

  7. Standingnoun

    the act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of being erect upon the feet; stand

  8. Standingnoun

    maintenance of position; duration; duration or existence in the same place or condition; continuance; as, a custom of long standing; an officer of long standing

  9. Standingnoun

    place to stand in; station; stand

  10. Standingnoun

    condition in society; relative position; reputation; rank; as, a man of good standing, or of high standing


  1. Standing

    In law, standing or locus standi is the term for the ability of a party to demonstrate to the court sufficient connection to and harm from the law or action challenged to support that party's participation in the case. Standing exists from one of three causes: ⁕The party is directly subject to an adverse effect by the statute or action in question, and the harm suffered will continue unless the court grants relief in the form of damages or a finding that the law either does not apply to the party or that the law is void or can be nullified. This is called the "something to lose" doctrine, in which the party has standing because they directly will be harmed by the conditions for which they are asking the court for relief. ⁕The party is not directly harmed by the conditions by which they are petitioning the court for relief but asks for it because the harm involved has some reasonable relation to their situation, and the continued existence of the harm may affect others who might not be able to ask a court for relief. In the United States, this is the grounds for asking for a law to be struck down as violating the First Amendment, because while the plaintiff might not be directly affected, the law might so adversely affect others that one might never know what was not done or created by those who fear they would become subject to the law – the so-called "chilling effects" doctrine.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. standing

    Settled, established, not temporary. Standing army, is an army which is kept up by a country, and is liable to every species of duty, without any limitations being fixed to its service.

  2. standing

    Rank; condition. It likewise signifies length of time; as, such an officer is of very old standing in the army.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'standing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1488

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'standing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1164

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'standing' in Nouns Frequency: #1455

How to pronounce standing?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of standing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of standing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of standing in a Sentence

  1. Paradise Mayor Jody Jones:

    There's really not much left, there are very few homes still standing and we've been in multiple different neighborhoods this afternoon.

  2. Neil Dierks:

    One of the reasons that TPP is important is the fact that the rest of the world is not standing still for the U.S., there's been an explosion of free trade agreements, and many of the countries working on the TPP are making agreements with other countries. That's going to make them more competitive and if we don't get access to those markets that's going to leave us out, and over time, that will hurt us as Americans.

  3. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    No one builds a legacy by standing still.

  4. Chuck Norris:

    The Washington establishment knows they won’t be able to count on him, but Alabama voters can, judge Moore has never backed down from standing for what is right, and that’s exactly what he’ll do in the U.S Senate.

  5. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    I’d rather be hated by standing for what’s right than enduring mental anguish for remaining silent; by remaining silent there is no confrontation nor truth and peace prevails.

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    • A. denudate
    • B. famish
    • C. elate
    • D. abduct

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